The Sydney suburb of Manly has the cleanest beaches in Sydney; it also some of the most expensive real estate in Australia. So where does a resident of Manly begin to look for furniture removalists capable of moving professionally.
The internet is always a good starting point with a search for ‘Removalists Manly’ and then, following these four basic rules will result in the selection of a professional furniture removalist company that services the Manly suburb of Sydney.
The most important rule is to make sure the Manly furniture removalist company is an AFRA removalist. AFRA is the Australian Furniture Removalists Association. All AFRA removalists are bound to comply with the AFRA code of conduct that governs on such points as the premises of removalists, professional staff training, removal trucks, removalist insurance and advertising. Manly removal companies have to pass some stringent tests to become AFRA removalists.
Rule two is make sure the Manly removalist has a physical address. So many removalists are setting up net based companies only. These so called removalists do not have any physical address they only have an internet presence. Once the removalist job is booked these e-commerce removalists will simply sub-contract the Manly removalist job to some other fly-by-night furniture removalist. So again it must be stressed: only book with a removalist that has a physical address. Obviously no removalist will be physically based in Manly Sydney; real estate is far too expensive in Manly and storage space is limited. Most furniture removalists that service the Manly area will be based in Brookvale. Brookvale has relatively affordable commercial property that is suitable for storage.
Rule three is telephone the removalists, or even better, actually visit their premises; if furniture is being moved into the removalists storage then a visit to the premises is essential. It is surprising how many people book on-line without even a conversation with the removalist company.
The final rule is always take-out removalist insurance. Only AFRA furniture removalists can legally offer insurance. It is a bit of a paradox but only reputable removalist companies that have a good moving track record are allowed to offer insurance. Most removals in the Manly area will involve very expensive art-work and furniture, hence the importance of insurance.
Moving house can be a very stressful time; however, by choosing the correct Manly removalist a lot can be done to minimize any problems. In addition to the ‘removalist rules’ above it is suggested that removalist companies be contacted for testimonials. Do not feel embarrassed to ask to speak to the author of any removalist testimonial letters published on the web site of a furniture removalist company. Also, find out how long the removalist company has been in business. Avoid any company that has only been around for a couple of years. Good luck with the removal.